Tag Archives: prescription drug prices

Md. leaders hope drug board sets the bar for the nation

Signs advertise new products available inside a CVS store with the new HealthHUB in Spring, Texas. The drugstore chain's HealthHub stores will have about twice as much space devoted to health care as other locations. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Maryland lawmakers, elected officials and advocates praised the novelty of a new law to create a board to review the prices of high-cost prescription drugs, even as the earliest possible action it could take on prices is 2021. The law ...

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Md. prescription drug bill filled with compromises


Sometimes compromise means recognizing things could have gone worse. That seems to be the view of advocates of measures aimed at controlling what Marylanders pay for their medication. Legislation introduced in January would have created a board to set upper ...

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Md. House committee waters down prescription drug bill

Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, D-Prince George's and Anne Arundel. (File Photo)

The advancement Friday of a watered-down prescription drug bill in the Maryland General Assembly demonstrated the difficulties of passing state legislation that could help meaningfully reduce prescription drug prices. Maryland lawmakers continue to make clear their interest in easing the ...

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Md. lawmakers question legality of prescription drug bill

Republican Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, (center), Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, Democrats, call for an end to the federal shutdown at a news conference in Annapolis  Wednesday. (Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation that would make Maryland the first state in the nation to regulate rising prescription drug prices was heard by legislators Wednesday, a month after the courts killed a Maryland law regulating generic drug prices. The death of ...

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Md. lawmakers to weigh mandate, drug prices in 2019

10-27-2016 ELKTON, MD- Janet Maldonado, care transition nurse seen there training a patient, Frank Adams, how to use the  Union hospital Telehealth System, which monitors patient health from home and lower re-admission rates.  (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz).

Maryland legislators in the 2019 General Assembly session will consider several measures aimed at reducing health care costs and protecting the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, but it appears unlikely they will focus on a long-term plan to stabilize the ...

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Baltimore sues drugmaker as pharmaceutical spending rises

Suzanne Sangree, now chief of police legal affairs, says the police commissioner and deputy commissioner ‘are really invested in the kinds of reforms that would reduce liability.’ (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Frustration over the rising cost of prescription drugs may be reaching a tipping point for Maryland stakeholders. Last week, Baltimore, which runs a self-funded health plan for its employees, filed a federal lawsuit alleging a pharmaceutical company had engaged in ...

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Md. prescription drug price bill poses threat, industry warns

Sen. Joan Carter Conway. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

ANNAPOLIS — Drug manufacturers warned legislators Wednesday that a proposal aimed at keeping prescription drug prices low could harm Maryland’s biotechnology industry. The legislation would create a commission to review drug prices in Maryland, but that could decrease outside investment ...

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Md. lawmakers unveil prescription drug-price legislation

Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk speaks about new legislation that aims to rein in the price of prescription drugs. (Tim Curtis /The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS – Looking to curtail high prescription drug prices, Maryland lawmakers announced legislation Tuesday that would require transparency for price increases, create a state commission to review drug prices and eliminate the so-called “gag rule” for pharmacy benefit managers. The ...

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